I’m on my own now, struggling. I need to eat. I need a wheel. I need to drink. I need to stop. I’m never going to finish this, let alone in the time I want.
It’s a sad day. The Tour de France is “all but” finished. We must now face the sad reality of not having racing to watch all day, highlights in the evening and hours of articles to read. Before we enter these dark times I wanted to take the opportunity to look back at one of the best Tours of recent times with a slightly different set of award.Read more "Tour de France 2017"
Losing the function of one arm makes everything more difficult, basic tasks which once were a breeze became a huge struggle. Making meals, getting dressed and sleep were a daily challenge.Read more "Fracture & Frustrations"
The rain is falling now, hard. The Bike Channel Canyon boss shelters under his umbrella. There’s a few minutes until the start and the tension mounts as teams make last minute preparations. The experienced John Herety cuts a relaxed figure amongst the chaos and the downpour. He intently watches his JLT Condor team which includes three time Olympic Gold Medallist Ed Clancy. Ned Boulting is filming his TV intro. The excitement builds. I’m in the pits watching on and the race is about to startRead more "Tour Series Croydon with Nuun Sigma Sport London RT"
The race is nearing its conclusion. I’m at the front of the bunch. I ride hard, the bunch strings out behind. I’ve never felt stronger, fifty riders stuck to my wheel as I power through the turns.Read more "CC Hackney Primavera 3"
“Go! Go! GO!,” I scream at the two riders with me. We’re on our own, four and a half laps from the finish. Finally I was out ahead in a bike race. The Big Events Hillingdon Cat 4. I look round the bunch swarms in the distance. I look ahead and bury myself with a taste of glory, could I make it to the end?Read more "Big Events Cat 4 Hillingdon"
I was exhausted, spent, cooked. I discovered new levels of physical pain and inner turmoil that I wasn’t even aware existed. My body was pushed beyond any previous limit. My cycling computer suggested 91 hours recovery, I wasn’t arguing.Read more "Westerley Spring Crits"